The social amelioration programs of the government (see List of Social Amelioration Programs) are consolidated under Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1, issued pursuant to the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act No. 11469) and its Implementing Directives. These programs are designed to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis during the Community Quarantine.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall implement an expanded and enhanced 4Ps, for a period of two months. The assistance shall be in cash or non-cash, whichever is more practicable.
The DSWD and DOLE shall transfer cash, cash voucher, or goods through the LGUs or directly to families who have no incomes or savings to draw from, including families working in the informal economy and those who are not currently recipients of the current 4Ps, of an amount adequate to restore capacity to purchase basic food and other essential items during the duration of the quarantine.
To carry out this program, the Secretary of the DSWD and the Secretary of DOLE may approve the temporary emergency standards of eligibility and level of benefits.
[See also: Social Amelioration Programs for the Community Quarantine by Reason of COVID-19; Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) during the Community Quarantine); Target Beneficiaries of the Government Social Amelioration Program for COVID-19; Documentary Requirements to Avail of Government Social Amelioration Programs for COVID-19]